Am I Experiencing a Sinus Infection or is it Allergies?

For weeks you’ve been sneezing and coping with a stuffy nose. Because of the persistent pressure in your nose, it’s hard to get any sleep, and you’re feeling exhausted (as well as a bit cranky). You know it’s not a cold, as that would have gone away days ago. That leaves a few other possibilities […]

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Dementia and Hearing Loss

For years we have been told that reading, playing logic games, doing puzzles, and being active in society will help keep our brains healthy. It turns out that now being an active listener may also help. There is increasing evidence that there may be a link between Dementia and untreated hearing loss. Not that the […]

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Can Medications Cause Hearing Loss?

Can medications cause me to lose my hearing? The quick and easy answer is yes. But not every medication can. We have all seen the listed side effects on the paperwork when we pick up a prescription. These documents list the most common or severe side effects. The majority of medications are not harmful to […]

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How Often Should I Have a Hearing Test?

Most people will easily schedule an annual physical, have yearly eye exams, see a dentist twice a year, and even perform routine maintenance on their car. But how often does someone schedule a routine hearing test? Do you remember the last time you had your hearing tested? Undiagnosed hearing loss can lead to other issues […]

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are more than 34 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes. The number of people with diabetes is increasing in the U.S. Complications from diabetes can result in kidney issues, vision issues, amputations, heart failure and stroke. It can also result in hearing loss. Diabetes is a […]

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Lipreading

Lipreading, also known as Speech-reading, is often portrayed as a party game or trick. We see it shown on TV being used by someone trying to read lips of someone on a videotape where there is no audio on a crime show for example. Many of us have probably seen the funny lipreading videos of […]

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What is Prebycusis?

Most people may not have heard the term, but they probably are familiar with the condition. Presbycusis is the technical/medical term for an age-related hearing loss. In fact, hearing loss is the third most common chronic health complaint among older adults (heart disease and arthritis being numbers 1 and 2 respectively). Our audiologist has years of experience […]

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Children and Noise Exposure

As adults we may realize that sounds are noisy, and that sounds we are exposed to at work or during recreational activities can affect our hearing. What many people don’t realize is that children are often exposed to dangerous levels of sounds and often times we are the ones exposing them to these sounds. In […]

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can be caused by many things. Some are preventable, some are not. Here we will briefly look at some of the most common causes of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss Also known as Presbycusis, hearing loss due to aging is the third most common chronic health complaint among older adults. Just as we […]

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